Princeton Photo Workshop: NEW! Portrait Photography from Start to Finish 3 Sessions

unnamed_7-1501543181-5276Saturday, September 16, 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn from a pro! Portrait photographer Frank Veronsky teaches you how to compose your portraits to make them more interesting, how to capture the character of your subject and how to use outdoor and artificial light and backgrounds.
In the second, hands-on shooting workshop, we’ll discuss lens choices and work with natural and artificial light and posing. During the class, we will shoot in the studio and outdoors, if weather permits. Participants will take turns modeling and shooting for an important insight into the experience on both sides of the camera.
In the third, post-processing class, we’ll learn how Frank uses Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to make his portraits publication-quality. We will work with exposure, contrast and color corrections and learn tools and techniques for precision facial retouching. You will leave this class with useful information to take your portrait work to the next level.
Requirements: Laptop loaded with Photoshop Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Free trial versions available.
Participants must have a working knowledge of the Lightroom Import function and understand the basics of Lightroom and Photoshop.
3-part Portrait Series $375 (regular price $437) Read More>

Declutter (In a Big Way!)

2017-07-12_10-39-19I recently moved to a new place, and most of my things came with me. The moving process gave me a much-needed opportunity to survey the things I own and decide if I wanted to keep them and bring them to the new place, or find a new home for them (which, yeah, includes the trash can in a few instances).

It was tough to decide what would stay and what would go, but one question helped me along the way:

If I was shopping right now, would I buy this?

Imagine you’re in a store, holding the object in your hand. Would you pay to bring it home? If so, then it’s an easy addition to the “keep” pile. If not, you have a little more fuel to help you decide it needs to find its way out of your home.

It applies to clothes and decor, to tech and to tools. And this one question causes you to weigh in on a few other considerations at the same time:

Continue reading at ApartmentTherapy >>>

CBCF to Host 10th Annual Golf Classic

2017 Gold OutingThe Cure Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) will host its 10th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 7th at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., site of the USGA 2012 Men’s Senior Amateur Championship, the 2014 MGA Mid-Amateur Championship and has been one of Golf Week’s “Top 100 Classic Courses in America.”

The annual “Pink is the New Green®” event is one of the most popular and successful events sponsored by CBCF having raised millions to assist the efforts of the Foundation’s Scientific Advisor, Dr. Larry Norton.  Dr. Norton, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs and the Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, is leading the fight against breast cancer with trailblazing work, and has discovered that cancer cell mobility and the interactions between the cancer cell and its microscopic environment are the key pathways to understanding and eventually eradicating breast cancer.

Reservations are now open for both the morning and afternoon sessions of The Golf Classic.  The morning session will begin at 7:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m.  The afternoon session will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.  An $18,000 winner-take-all-chip-off will take place immediately following conclusion of play.  Continue reading

Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps to Perform at Washington Crossing Historic Park

memday-1500311606-6292In its 47th performance season, the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps of Plymouth, MI will soon embark on their 2017 Concert Tour. The Corps will visit the Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, PA on Monday, July 31, 2017. During their visit they will perform their 2017 Concert at 4:00 pm

The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps’ annual summer Concert Tour has taken the Corps to many historical sites in the Eastern U.S. and Canada. The 2017 Concert Tour will also take the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps to Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, NY, Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD, National Night Out at Fort Meade near Baltimore, MD, and to Annapolis MD for performances at the Maryland State House and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Continue reading

Princeton University Offers Best Education Value In Nation, Report Says

princeton_university-1499781386-1351While the general population is logging on to find the best savings for Amazon Prime Day, Money Magazine is helping those looking at potential colleges find the best education for their buck. And it’s good news for New Jersey residents.

Princeton University topped the magazine’s recent list of Best Colleges For Your Money. The list was compiled using six areas, including median SAT/ACT Score, estimated price without aid for the upcoming year, estimated price with a grant, percentage of enrollees who get grants, percentage of enrollees who get merit grants and the estimated amount of money graduates will make early in their career. A total of 711 colleges were ranked on the list.

According to the list, the average SAT score for a Princeton University student is 1500, and the estimated ACT score is 33.

Continuing reading on Patch.com >>>

10 WAYS TO GIVE YOUR HOME BOUTIQUE HOTEL VIBES

how-get-boutique-hotel-styleThe great thing about staying in a hotel is that you don’t have to clean up after yourself. Is there anything better than coming back from a day of sightseeing to find your room spotless and welcoming? Yes, there is something better — and that is the white fluffy robe that you get to drape around yourself as you watch TV. And then there’s the room service; hello, cheeseburger on demand! So we’ve got the robe, the room service, and the fact that someone else makes your bed. Oh, and fancy ice buckets . . . On second thought, there are a million great things about staying in a chic hotel!

So when you’re not on vacation, staying in a trendy boutique hotel with luxury and relaxation at your fingertips, why not re-create the feeling at home? With a few simple decor choices, you can give your space a boutique hotel vibe. Just keep in mind, you can’t conjure up room service or cleaning maids through the power of decorating; sorry.

Keep reading on PopSugar.com >>>

Boating Safety Tips!

00_boat_safe_web_8-1497883928-8831Be ready for Safe Boating for 4th of July!

One of the busiest boating holidays will be here before we know it – 4th of July. There’s no better time to take a boat out on the water than Independence Day. Summer is in full swing so the weather is beautiful and most people are off work and school so the whole family can enjoy a day on the water. It’s the perfect way to cap off your long weekend.

With the increase in boats on the water, and people celebrating, boating safety is that much more important. Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day often account for more than one-third of annual boating accidents and fatalities. So with that in mind, here are some tips that will allow you to stay safe when taking the boat out on this holiday weekend.

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea to review boating safety rules before you go out boating. Here are some basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: Continue reading

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Tour of Princeton

princeton-tour-company0_d84d95dc-5056-b3a8-49569459a53c1e99On this scenic 3 mile stroll, you’ll learn the chronological history of Princeton University while seeing all the essential sites on Princeton campus – including Nassau Hall, Princeton Chapel, Prospect Garden, Blair Hall and Rockefeller College. Outside the gates, you’ll see the homes and hangouts of Albert Einstein, F Scott Fitzgerald, TS Eliot, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Wood Johnson and more! The public tours begin at 116 Nassau Street inside the Princeton University Store and end in the heart of downtown inside Mistral restaurant at 66 Witherspoon Street. Private tours are available year round. Please call 1-855-743-1415 to inquire about availability.

Princeton HomeGoods stores “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign to benefit the Jimmy Fund

From now through June 28, Princeton HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer.

More than 415 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 16th annual “Help Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Jimmy Fund. Customers can also purchase a limited edition reusable shopping bag featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund patients Evan Yu, a 17-year-old (a 16-year old when he designed the bag) junior at Brookline High School in Boston and Aishah Alyammahi, a 15-year-old from the United Arab Emirates. Each of these designs will be available for purchase for $0.99 during the campaign. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 to the Jimmy Fund for each bag purchased. Continue reading